#AuthorsLoveTeachers (AND Librarians, of course!) Giveaway, 2020

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Well, another Valentine’s Day has rolled around. I have visited many schools so far this year and I am continually astounded by the teachers and librarians who I meet who are caring for the minds and hearts and souls of “their kids.”

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I have met teachers who stay after school, work with kids at lunch, and create alternative curricula for children who need it. I see evidence of spectacular lesson and unit planning and rooms decorated to be welcoming places for children. I have met educators who are playing basketball with kids to connect, who greet each student with a smile every morning, and take the time to check in with kids as young people rather than just students.

know countless librarians and educators who take the time to organize book groups with young readers and discuss real world issues that kids are wondering about or grappling with. I have even met a principal who does laundry for students who would otherwise come to school dirty.

These people are teaching the curriculum but oh, they accomplish SO much more. They save children. They change perceptions. They give kids information and tools to improve their own lives. You know, sometimes it’s a matter of introducing kids to a side of life they simply didn’t know existed. Or seeing themselves in a way they didn’t think was possible.

Like Carley Connors in my first book, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS, I am not a crier but seeing these things happen does undo me sometimes. I am so, so grateful that there is an army of educators out there championing children.

In my latest novel, SHOUTING AT THE RAIN, there is a strong theme of Strong Shoulders (the title of this blog as well). Teachers, librarians, and all others who work with kids each day and buoy them embody this idea.

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SO, we authors and illustrators would like to THANK YOU for everything that you do. Every day. YOU are heroes.

Truly.

***ENORMOUS thanks to my fellow authors and illustrators who are donating each book as well as the cost of shipping. This could NOT happen without each of them. 

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SO…HERE are the 2020 giveaway books. (***INSTRUCTIONS on how to enter are at the end of this post.)

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So a pretty cool line-up of signed picture books and novels, huh?

Okay–so to enter the SIGNED BOOKS Giveaway to win ALL of these books – THE KID LIT LOTTERY!!! ……

1) Make a comment on this blog about anything book-related, kid-related, a story to share about teaching, etc.. 🙂 *Please provide twitter handle or e-mail address with your comment* Also, if you share elsewhere online (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) please let us know here.

2) Share to Twitter with the hashtag #AuthorsLoveTeachers (I know–long hashtag 🙂 But it will help us find your entry!) ***Please include link!

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Rules:

Giveaway ends on Saturday, February 22nd at 11:59PM. Winner will be announced late the following day. (I am traveling until then)

1) This is to show our appreciation for teachers and librarians, specifically. Therefore, the winner MUST have a school mailing address and be presently employed at that school. (Sorry–only US winners this time.)

***2) We know that teachers do not always get the appreciation they deserve. This giveaway is a reminder that WE appreciate you. Yes—we write the books, but YOU are in the trenches every day. YOU get the books into the hands of children. Together, we create life-long readers.

And for that…we are most grateful.

Thank you.

420 Comments on “#AuthorsLoveTeachers (AND Librarians, of course!) Giveaway, 2020

  1. I try to teach my 2nd graders that books are windows to new worlds waiting for us to explore! These books mentioned on here would provide an amazing set of “windows” for my babies! Thank you for the opportunity! @TXDinoTeacher

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    • #AuthorsLoveTeachers
      @DeniseHeyblom
      This is AMAZING! So very generous of all of you fabulous authors! My students are continuing to grow as readers and to develop a genuine love for books!

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    • I work to find books that will speak to my students and represent them authentically. You have so many amazing books on this list. Thank you for the chance.

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      • This would be life changing to our school – we lost our entire budget this year! We aren’t getting any new books this school year and the kids are so disappointed! @cmottolaking

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    • This is one of the greatest array of books I have ever seen in a giveaway. A truly blessing for any classroom and a completely selfless act. There is nothing I love more than granting my readers choice and this list provides that. Thank you!!! @RhodesBeland

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    • What an amazing list of books. We have started a reading challenge in my 2nd grade class. Our goal is to read for 20 min independently. The kiddos choose whichever book they want to read. We are at 10 minutes and they love it! @WietigsWildcats

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      • Also, I shared this on Twitter! Thank you Authors and Illustrators!! @WietigsWildcats

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    • What an amazing collection this is! I would love to see these books in the hands of my students, so many of whom have not found THAT book, yet – the one that turns them into readers!

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    • I love sharing great books with the students at my five elementary schools. I was picturing the students who would love the books as I scrolled this amazing list. I am a new teacher librarian and see small, library budgets first hand. Thank you to these talented authors and illustrators for their generosity!

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    • I teach about 75 5th graders at a Title I school in Amarillo, TX. We spent much of the fall reading aloud “Fish in a Tree”. Quite a few students are differently abled learners, and Ally’s story definitely helped promote perseverance, grit, friendship, bully awareness, and tolerance. I enjoyed receiving illustrated scenes from the book as gifts, and I especially enjoy it when the kids make text connections back to the book and characters. This is one story none of us will soon forget!

      I’m new to teaching reading and look forward to sharing many more wonderful novels with rich characters with my students. In fact, my bday is on 2/20 and this would be an incredible treat to receive as a present to share with my kiddos.

      Tiffany Barton
      Twitter: tiffbarton

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    • #AuthorsLoveTeachers What a beautiful collection of amazing & diverse books! I would be honored and so lucky to share these with my fourth graders. They love checking out books from my classroom library and listening to me read to them. What an amazing opportunity to share a love of reading with our students!!

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    • Each of these books would be an amazing giveaway to a student or an addition to the school library for all to enjoy–thanks to all the authors and illustrators for making this possible! As the school librarian for a Title I school, I am always looking for ways to increase our book selection and especially add more diverse titles for our students. Thanks again for the opportunity! @RRDLibrary

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    • I teach high school, and the best part of my year is when kids ask if they can borrow books over vacations. They WILL read for pleasure, if we give them time and validate their choices. @meganlangman

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      • I am so excited about how many children’s live will be touched by these books . Thank you to all of the authors that have contributed to this giveaway. Your stories will live on forever.

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        • I absolutely get giddy when my kiddos bring me the books currently being read to share something they’ve noticed… Usually a beautifully worded part or something pertaining to a recent discussion; vocabulary, symbolism, literary reference, etc! @StortzTara

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    • This is AMAZING!❤️ My students are continuing to grow as readers and to develop a genuine appreciation for BOOKS! So very generous of all of you! #TeachersLoveBooks
      @deniseheyblom

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    • I may be drooling a little bit after scrolling through all of those amazing titles! So much variety and talent all in one spot—there are going to be some VERY lucky kids!! @MsBradfordin5th

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    • Wow! #authorsloveteachers just as much as teachers love authors! This book list not only includes the most talent authors of our time, but the actually books are some of the most important titles that have truly saved the lives of many of he young men and women who read them! Thanks for organizing this Lynda and good luck to all who enter! What a beautiful list!
      @hmjensen31

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      • @sewinmachine
        I am a 4th grade math and science teacher with a classroom library. Students from other classes and grades visit my room to borrow books. I take pride in featuring stories that represent my students and the struggles they may face. #authorsloveteachers

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  2. My word for this year is grateful ❤️…I’m overwhelmed by the kindness displayed by everyone who has so generously participated in #AuthorsLoveTeachers #grateful @readervator

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  3. As a reading specialist, I help children learn skills and strategies that help them figure out the science of reading. This spectacular group of books would allow me to help them find the magic.

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  4. I love sharing books with students, and this year I shared The Bad Guys with the 3rd graders I work with. I bought the 10th book and brought it to school for one of my students to read over the weekend. He was finished reading it in less than an hour and thanked me for letting him be the first to read it. 🙂

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  5. I am so grateful that there are books to match the many different hearts my students bring to school. #Authorsloveteachers

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  6. The highlight of my fifth grade reading class is listening to kids talk about the books they are reading. These book talks encourage their classmates to read their books. If I could add this amazing and generous collection to my classroom library, my fifth graders would be over the moon about these titles!

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    • Amazing selection of books on this list! I couldn’t imagine adding these to our school library, it’d be a dream! Thank you and a huge congratulations to who ever wins!

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  7. I just finished listening to your book, Shouting at the Rain — it was wonderful! As a middle grade librarian I love reading and sharing great stories like those in your giveaway to help my students see themselves and learn about others. Thanks for the opportunity! @ReadinginRheems

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  8. This is the most incredible giveaway I’ve ever seen! What a dream all these books would be 💛
    My 3rd graders are slowly but surely developing a true love for reading, and have adored reading books from yourself and some of the other features authors!

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    • One of my students this year brags that now she always keeps two books in her backpack, so she’s ready when she finishes one!
      Twitter: @msleahclark

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  9. Thank you for this generous opportunity. I have seen firsthand that middle school students can fall in love with reading when given access to a wide range of books. I love adding to my classroom library and sharing my love of books with them. @jaimieridgely

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    • Having a diverse and current, classroom library creates a climate where all kids can find a book to fall into. Committing to reading a book can be daunting for some students, so the more options I can flood them with, the better. @kellyKRCcarter

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  10. Thank you so much for all you do for teachers and students (and librarians too)! I love holding book tastings to get my 71 fifth graders excited to read. They get to “speed date” with our new books to get acquainted with them. All of my kids love this and it has increased the book love in my room!

    Shared on Twitter and Facebook
    Twitter: @mlewitin

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  11. What a collection! Our students would be so fortunate to be recipients of these books that provide both mirrors of their own lives and windows into the lives of others. Thank you authors!

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  12. “A book is a gift you can open again and again”- in the case of all these incredible books, I’d add, “and again and again and again!”

    (Basil E. Frankweiler @aslan_magic on Twitter)

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  13. What an amazing collection of books! My students know how much Inlice books and I recieved many book themed Valentines yesterday (inservice today)! @TrJillBean

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  14. I teach 8th graders, many who are reluctant readers. It would be an honor to win these fabulous books and share them with my kiddos. The perfect fit book might just be one of these, and maybe we can unlock the joy of reading for my students. Thank you for this opportunity! @maestraw on Twitter

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    • This is an amazing giveaway! I am a third grade teacher and have been trying to update my classroom library with current and relevant texts for my students to enjoy! My students are voracious readers! @amontejo132 is my twitter handle! #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  15. Sharing books with others multiplies an incredible experience. Thank you! I’ve shared to twitter and Facebook!
    Twitter @jenjowett

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  16. I NEVER look at the clock counting down for when it’s time to go, because my school librarian job is not a job to me. It’s a lifestyle and I’m living my best life! @abmack33

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  17. First of all, thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! As a middle school teacher, I notice that many kids that come to me have lost their love for reading. It has become a job instead of a joy for them. This is why I find choice so powerful. The more books I have available for them to choose from, the more excited they are about reading!

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  18. I remind my students to be kind each day. Not only through words but also through deeds. One major way I do this is through books. When my students travel through the stories, they learn so much about people and places, even the fictional ones.
    Books are our kindness golden ticket to travel the world.
    They already think I own all the books in the world so this gives me the chance to bring them to new places and meet new characters. We can take more trips without leaving our classroom!
    @KerryAnnReeves4

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    • I’ll have to comment with something one of my kids said to me yesterday. “I love being with you the most.” ❤️ Thank you so much Lynda and all of the other authors for ALWAYS helping and thinking of us teachers. We are also grateful for you!

      @literacyforbigkids

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  19. Thank you for this contest! I am always looking for books my students can see themselves in. It is so important that race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion and differences in abilities are reflected in literature. Thanks again!!! @Melissa_Roth

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  20. I enter this brilliant giveaway every year. My first year teaching elementary and participating in GRA was the year of Fish in a Tree ❤️ It touched mine and my students hearts and I have followed you ever since 📚🥰📚

    I have shared the giveaway on FB and Twitter. Amanda.bridges@sau24.org

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  21. Books are a common language for people no matter their age or background. I love giving my students a familiar space to talk in, and often the pages of a book club book are that space! I’d love to give them more diverse books!

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    • Sarah is an amazing teacher from next door. We get to share resources and students.

      I love exposing students to books that they think they would not like based on the cover but end up adding to their “favorite books” list.

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  22. There’s a very special feeling of excitement and anticipation when my 5th grade students see new books being added to our classroom library. Books are the fabric of our lives, many providing windows into unknown worlds, and others serving as mirrors they can relate to. Thank you for sharing these precious gifts!
    Twitter: @rdaulisa

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  23. When teachers show their love of reading, and when they model their reading to students, it works to build the love of reading in students. We need to show and encourage the love of reading for pleasure in schools. We have signs that say “ask me what I’m reading” and “my current book is ____” that hang around the building. @pgervia

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    • Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!!! We use books every day for whole group reading and this would be amazing to have so many books to choose from when creating lesson plans. We already use a few of then and it would be so awesome to use more!! Twitter handle is @Dixon4thgrade

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  24. I kept thinking of which student will love each of these books – School librarian is the best job ever. I get to talk to students about their reading & get honest feedback. @SwampMiddleSch

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  25. I am so thankful for the authors that contribute to this give away! Thank you for providing pathways to worlds that my students may otherwise not experience. Without you books, my job is much harder:) @MissMartin_MV

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  26. What an amazing collection of books! I love the power a good book has and how a character can change the life of a reader. Keep writing! @mr_u79

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    • Thank you, thank you for sharing this list & books with us! I’m new to 5th this year and have so enjoyed reading to and with them —we have formed great relationships with so many characters!!

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  27. Oh Lynda. I love the community you help build between authors, teachers, and students. This kidlit community has an amazing heart. Thank you for all you do for our readers. ❤️
    @KReilley5

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  28. I’m a new middle school reading specialist. This year I implemented 10 minutes of daily free choice independent reading and my students’ interest in books and willingness to read has skyrocketed. Students are actively looking for new books to read and these titles would greatly enhance my classroom library, and most importantly, enhance my students’ reading lives. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!
    @MrsBardReads

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  29. Oh my goodness!! What a BEAUTIFUL list!!! I’m a school librarian and it really is part of who I am, not just a job. Yesterday I introduced a student who is going through some awful stuff at home to the Stick Dog books. It made him smile and I can’t stop thinking about the power of books to help these sweet kids get thru hard things. I’m so grateful to authors foe writing the stories kids need. @jgreenz

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  30. Currently reading a book with a 6th grade of girls and I have them sticky note tabs so they could annotate the book with marking in it. Received an email from a parent last night that said— We were riding home from school today and Hope said “Mrs. Justice is so awesome. She has the best “stuff” (pulling out the accordion sticky notes)….and the coolest voice.”
    Just imagine what Hope would say if I handed her an autographed book! @sarahpjustice

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  31. Books and reading open many great opportunities for great discussions and friendship building. Modeling to students the love for reading, helps build their love for reading. @britt802

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  32. This is amazing and I love the friendship between authors and teachers. Thank you for doing this for teachers.

    Also, we’ve been doing anagrams as our bell work this week and I am going to pull from Shouting At the Rain next week as a way to book talk too. 😍

    I am on twitter @mrs_ennis_oms and I shared about it. Also, I will share on Instagram @mrs_bookdragon.

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  33. What a great giveaway! I would love to gift these books to kids in my school.
    @ErickaDudley11

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  34. @sfillner What an amazing collection of amazing stories from incredible authors and illustrators. Cannot wait to see who the lucky person is, because ultimately their students benefit! Thank you for doing this!

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  35. We do a book tasting every year at school to help get a variety of books in front of kids! So many of them walk away with a list of books they can’t wait to get their hands on! Adding these books to that event would be amazing! So many wonderful authors in this collection!!
    @AshMcAllister85

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  36. Nothing makes me happier than helping children find the book that will help them become lifelong readers!
    Thank you Lynda, and each and every one of you talented authors, for providing this chance and for writing these books!
    Sharing on Twitter from @GreenReads4Fun!

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  37. Just when I think I couldn’t love Lynda Mullaly Hunt and “fan girl” any more than I already do, she goes and does something like this amazing giveaway. It won’t even matter if I win or not (but I hope I do 🤞🏻), one lucky teacher or librarian will be blessed by this. Thank you to all the contributors. So incredible! Your characters are our heroes! I’m so glad you found your GRIT, Lynda. ❤️

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  38. I’m so grateful for all the amazing and diverse books that are written for kids! What a beautiful gift to us all! All kids deserve a good book.

    @Mrs_Harbaugh

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    • Books change lives…and as a teacher, that’s an honor to sometimes be able to witness firsthand. There’s nothing like matching a child to a book and seeing the magic unfold. Thank you for this incredible offer and opportunity. What a collection here! What a gift!

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  39. There are so many titles on this list that will be inspirational to my middle grade readers. Thank you authors for making middle grade lit so fabulous! @bookwormbrookek

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  40. Wow. I’m in awe of this giveaway! What a lineup of books! My mission as a teacher is to provide as many diverse books as I can so that my students can see themselves in books and fall in love with reading. This requires a lot of my own money buying books and a lot of my time reading them before putting them on my shelves so I can truly connect with my kids. I also started a lunchtime book club this year!! This mission is hands down the best decision I have made as a teacher. I decided to take this passion a step further so I can impact kids not just in my class, but throughout our district as well. I’m helping coordinate a book drive for teachers in my district so that this spring they can “shop” for new and gently used books (for free) to build their classroom libraries to impact students. I would love to have these books available for our students district-wide! You are a blessing to teachers, librarians, and, most of all, children who are blossoming as readers. I have been able to help turn those kids who “hate reading” into kids who jokingly bow to me in praise when it’s read aloud time or silent reading time because they have fallen in love with reading a good book…or they ask for book recommendations because they know I know them and what they like…or they have started begging their parents to bring them to their public library to get books now! It’s been magical to see! Thanks for being a party of my journey as an educator and reader. 🙂 @lbrenn01

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  41. Thank you for all you do for kids! I am so grateful for the books written that provide windows and mirrors for my students. We are huge fans of you and the authors participating in the giveaway and couldn’t be more appreciative of the time this giveaway must take to put together. @AdelmanELA on Twitter.

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  42. This is amazing!!! Thank you for the chance to win this incredible collection! @Jenann4r

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  43. Wow the books on this list! Librarian here what I love about it is finding that one book that they love or fall in love with. Their face just light up. Shared on FB and Twitter @nursepooh1 thank you to all the authors. You really love us. ❤️

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  44. What a great list of books!!! Thanks for your support of libraries, librarians, schools, and most of all students!!! @clsturdivant

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  45. What an incredible giveaway!! What lucky children to have such amazing books that are their windows to the world!!!!
    @Mrs_Alfano

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  46. I teach 5th graders in the Washington DC suburbs! Your books inspire my readers everyday. I wish you could be there to watch their faces or listen to their thoughtful conversations. Your words matter.

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  47. Thank you! You are amazing! Your books show such a heart for kids, and an appreciation of the adults who love and care for them. I love sharing books with kids so much! It makes my day when I can help a student discover a new book friend!

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    • This would be incredible to win for my classroom. I am a first year teacher And I know my students would LOVE some fresh new reads! We read Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell as a novel study in December, and coming back from Christmas break, I learned that at least 5 of my students asked for and received the rest of the series as a gift so they could continue reading on their own!

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  48. Wonderful giveaway! As a school librarian I am working hard everyday to match the right student with the right book. Today we start a 40 day reading challenge, I hope our students will get excited about reading and read lots of great books.

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    • WOW!! What a way to honor teachers, librarians, and readers of all kinds! There is something to make anyone ❣️reading here! I’d love to share these with my classroom as well as many others in my building! Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!!

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  49. Just reading through the books on this list makes me excited! Some I’ve read and recommended, some are on my to read list, and some are about to be on my to read list (which is very, very long already!). In my head, I’m already matching the book to the kid in my library. Thank you!

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  50. I love reading to my students after lunch. It makes me smile when they are inspired to share something they see on the page or something from their own lives as we read.

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  51. JOY…. This post brings such JOY! Such a powerful, inspiring collection for our young readers!! Our two sister schools are becoming a campus next year @bnlc_hcsd and as the media specialist these would bring pure #bookjoy to both our K-2 and 3-5 media center readers! Thank you for the opportunity! @smiles3boys

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  52. These are the types of books that make it easy to inspire readers and get them reading! So happy to see Como un pez en un arbol on this list as most of these books I would turn around a giveaway to students if I won (only a handful we don’t already have in our library). Thank you so much for this opportunity! Teachers love authors too! @BbliotcrioDavid on Twitter

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  53. I think this is wonderful! Thank you so much!
    Einstein said, “All you really need to know is the location of the library.”
    I agree! If I win these books, I would share them wth my kids and help them be happy!

    @CarolineNCarr

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  54. This is the absolute best. I am teaching a Literature Cafe class in a middle school where I see almost 800 kids a year! I love to share my love of books with them! I also love the generosity of middle grade authors.
    Thanks Linda!! You rock

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  55. Books bring such joy to students and adults. When I read to my students, they make connections and enter a different world. Thank you to the generous authors and illustrators. @jkibbel17 #KibbelsKids

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  56. I’m the go-to for book recommendations at my school. I love reading to my students and spreading their love for reading. Books give us a connection that lives on for years to come.

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  57. Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you for doing this! I love sharing books with my library students and they think signed books are extra awesome! It’s also fun to be able to tell them how awesome authors are! I would love to share this amazing collection with them as well as some of the other amazing schools in my district. I am sharing on Twitter! @TeacherJenn2013

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  58. One lucky librarian or teacher will be crying when he/she gets the news that they won this incredible list of books! The amount of students that will be impacted will be amazing. I’m a Title 1 teacher but I’m registering our wonderful librarian! I know she will share and she deserves this big smile!!!

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  59. I love to read. I love to share new books with my students of stories they see themselves in. I’ve enjoyed our discussions around the read alouds for our class.

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  60. Thank you so much for this opportunity! You state that teachers are in the “trenches,” but they are oh so lovely to be in when authors fill them with beautiful stories that make our job easier. @SNies_edu

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  61. Every year this gets better! Thank you for supporting teachers and for the chance to win an amazing collection of books to share with students.
    @zeppahaywood
    I shared a tweet with the #authorsloveteachers hashtag.

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    • These books will help instill the love for reading in the classroom!
      @DuBoseKinders158

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  62. My kids love your books! They are so relatable to my 5th grade students. They need more books that they can relate to in order to spark their interest in reading.
    Twitter: @EbechsteinBGCS

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    • #AuthorsLoveTeachers
      This is my first year teaching. I am an autistic support teacher! I’d love to continue building my classroom library and learn more about each author we get a signed book from! @lwyroom116 shared to twitter and Instagram

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  63. Wow, this is an amazing giveaway opportunity! We librarians (and teachers) love you authors too. Regardless of age, choice reading matters and helps kids find the books that make them readers. I shared this on twitter (@BSHSLib). Thank you!!

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  64. There is no better feeling than helping a student fall in love with books. Thank you to the authors making that an easy job! @lostinalongbook

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  65. Thank you so much for this generous opportunity. I have the pleasure of putting wonderful books in peoples’ hands in the school library. I get to watch the sparks between books and students. I wish there was a way an author could know every time a connection is formed with someone in the wide world–like a chime sounding or sparklers going off. I hope you all know how important your work is to us and our students.

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  66. My classroom library is the thing I’m proudest of in my classroom (other than my students). If I were to win the giveaway, a good chunk of the books would go to help others in my school and district boost their libraries as well. Huge thanks to all of the authors who donated these amazing books!
    Mindi Rench (@mindi_r)

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  67. In my school, we are continually striving to build lifelong readers. It would be a gift to share these books with my colleagues. So grateful to all the authors for helping to put more books in the hands of children.

    @amyjaster

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  68. Amazing authors make our job not only possible, but so much fun! Introducing a student to a new title that they fall in love with is one of the greatest joys!

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  69. Oh my! What an amazing collection of books. They would be such a welcome addition to my library collection. @crystalomalley

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  70. Amazing authors make our job not only possible, but so much fun! Introducing a student to a new title that they fall in love with is one of the greatest joys! @202PitCrew

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  71. I love books. I love sharing books with my students. As a librarian, I make it my mission to help students find the right books for them. I was not a reader until my 40s. It’s never too late. @soaringreaders

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  72. It would be so amazing to win these books! I am a school librarian and my students would LOVE them!
    @thomsonlori

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  73. I am a middle school reading interventionist who works with AWESOME kiddos (a little reluctant to read independently). This awesome selection of books would do a lot to change their minds about reading! There’s something here for everyone! Thank you for supporting teachers!!! I look forward to seeing you in Twitter (@jk_bergstrom)!

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  74. The joy of reading will be definitely spread through these books. It is an amazing ensemble, that touch on so many aspects of middle grade lives! @kathmorr603

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  75. I teach 5th grade in an open concept school. One of the reasons I moved schools was so my students wouldn’t have to do AR and they could just read to enjoy. I love being able to go to the library and talk about the different book there with students. This would be a book lovers dream.
    @terigrefsrud

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  76. I am so fortunate to be an elementary librarian and celebrate phenomenal books with students and staff. This week kids wrote book Valentines and the conversation between students about their books made my heart so happy 😀

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  77. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of you, Lynda, as well as the others who contributed. Thank you for your continued support of educators and kids everywhere!

    @MissNikkiIn5th

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  78. They’re so many books in this giveaway but A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park has been life changing for my students. We used this book for our school wide read. Our students love diverse text in which they can learn about another culture.

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  79. Books inspire students and open doors for them. It is important to provide a diverse library to students by authors with authentic voices. Many of the titles above help create a library that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. If I am not a winner I might be ordering some books!

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    • I am floored by the number of beautiful books in this giveaway! I am an elementary librarian at a Title I School, and nothing makes our students happier than when we get in brand-new books. We put them on a cart in the middle of the library, and they are practically knocking each other over to get to them. Thank you to all these authors and many more who bring so much excitement for our kids!

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  80. I am so very grateful to authors who make themselves available to teachers and students! Thankful for those who do free Skype sessions or respond to letters/emails/tweets. Students appreciate this so much!

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  81. I love the way books can inspire my kids to believe in themselves and to appreciate others. They bring out the hero in all of us.

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  82. These books are SO amazing. I love sharing these books with students in my library. NOTHING makes my heart skip a beat more than when they tell me how much they enjoyed the book I recommended to them!

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  83. My greatest joy in the classroom is teaching students to love books. It’s such an amazing feeling of accomplishment when they begin socializing about books and recommending to one another. This list of books is absolutely incredible. What an amazing opportunity for a lucky school! #authorsloveteachers

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  84. I am encouraging our teachers to build their classroom libraries and this would be the perfect way to gift them with more books. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Will be sharing on social media. Thank you again!

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  85. This is an amazing way to thank teachers/librarians. Books give students and escape and window to the world that no other media can give. I know when I was young, I couldn’t wait to lose myself in a book and escape reality for a brief time. I know there are other students just like me.

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  86. It gives me such a feeling of happiness to put books in the hands of students. I always hope that they also end up sticking in the hearts and minds of these students even if I am long forgotten.

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  87. What a DREAM list! Wow! I teach 6-8 grades, and this list would really bridge that vast array of interests and levels. I 💕 helping kids find books because I know how life changing reading can be! Thank you for really seeing our profession and understanding what we do. @bethabramowich

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  88. I think what I have found out most from twitter is that the love of reading and the love of having real paper print books is still a huge power in our world. Tech has not destroyed it and many are using tech for good to spread this book Joy and reading love to as many People as possible. I also am overwhelmed how authors and illustrators are so loving and willing to give books, time, art and so much more to the people of the world. I am grateful for those that take the risk to write, illustrate, great and share. Their stories make this world a most beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your stories!

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  89. An AMAZING list of books!
    Shared via twitter @hill_library

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  90. We can win ALL of these titles?!? Thank God. I thought you were going to make me choose. I couldn’t handle the anxiety!

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  91. I am truly blessed to have become friends with so many authors illustrators through my passion of reading #kidlit and #mglit books and sharing them with my students. #AuthorsAreMyRockstars

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  92. These books would speak to so many of my middle school students! They are both diverse and reflect our world. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for a list of great books! @baker_librarian

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  93. Thank you so much for supporting teachers, inspiring student readers, and making the world a whole lot brighter. I literally started drooling as I scrolled through this list. So many books that are on my wishlist right now, others that I’m trying to build up book groups of and some of my favorites that I already own as well. I am on an eternal quest to get books into the hands of readers, so if I am lucky enough to win, I vow to share half of them with my teaching partner and my other teacher friends in order to spread the book love. I will also be able to take books off my wishlist, so I’ll buy an equal number of books off of other teacher’s wishlists (I think at least 10 are on my list currently). 🙂 I am spreading the word on Twitter too. (don’t know how to enter a screenshot of my post, but check @MsSauerReads). Thanks again for the chance!

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  94. I love so many of these books! It would be amazing to bring these into my classroom. They have learned so much through our daily read aloud time. Brilliant discussions surround our books! They keep asking to find another that’s like their favorite this year-Fish in a Tree. Thank you authors, for giving us these quality opportunities with our students! @mrsbrand4

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  95. I love this show of support! I have worked this year to create my own classroom library as another place for all students in our school (about 1,000 K-5 kiddos) to check out books from me. Each day, I get to have conversations with students about what they love to read, how far they’ve gotten, and they even give me purchase suggestions! Book love is the best type of love! ❤️ Follow me on Twitter @ACKempISS

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  96. My students freak out over signed books! Thank you for getting books into kids hands! I’m a middle school ELA teacher who loves when staff/students tell me that my room looks like a library! @mosullivmms

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  97. What a fantastic collection! Thank you from the bottom of my teacher/booklover heart!

    Comment about teaching/reading: I just recently made a display of books by black authors, with black characters, and/or about the historical black experience in honor of BHM and WeNeedDiverseBooks. The reaction from children has been AMAZING! I know we all know how important it is for our kids to see themselves represented in books but a 13-year-old squealing, “These are all about black people? I want to check these out!” is just magic!

    @plsuchocki

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  98. One of my favorite stories about a kid and books happened last week. Apparently I hadn’t deliberately shown one of our kindergarten students where the Spanish books in our library were. After trying to locate a book with a cat and a cookie, I walked the student over to that section to see if we could find other books. Prior to this I showed the student if you give a mouse a cookie and he said “not a cat! A MOUSE!” When he saw that we had if you give a mouse a cookie in both spanish and english he hurriedly went and got both and then came back to me and said. I will read this one con mi papa, and this con mi primo. He was so excited he then went into the hallway and told the teacher LOOK BOOKS IN SPANISH!
    Follow me on Twitter @CangroLib
    Also I shared your giveaway on twitter here: https://twitter.com/CangroLib/status/1228357384063639554

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  99. As a reading teacher in an elementary school, I strive to provide both teachers and students with books that provide both windows and mirrors for our school population. I have spent the last few years working to diversify the collection of books in our book room. I really enjoy when I hear kids talk about how they connect to the books in our collection. @paula_ajello

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  100. Thank you for sharing your love of reading and books with us! This is incredibly generous! @MrsAcostaAART

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  101. There is nothing better than getting the right book into a student’s hands! I recently had a voracious reader ask me for a book recommendation with the comment, “you always suggest the BEST books!” I’ll treasure that compliment always. ❤️

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  102. Connecting students with books they love is the heart of my reading instruction. By fifth grade, I already have students who say “I hate reading”. I take this as a challenge to find at least one book that they will not hate! Three reluctant boy readers found Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart this year and now they are ready for more of his books. That’s what it’s all about!

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  103. What an incredible selection of books that will find the hands of lucky students of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and interests. Reading is the key to the world and understanding not only the book, but other subjects and adventures. My favorite moments in school are when a reluctant reader comes to me with a smile and a book and tell me she found a good one!

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  104. I am a middle school librarian and the best thing about my week was collaborating on a new research unit with 2 6th grade teachers! @MrsFallis

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  105. It is TRULY a BLESSING to share my love of reading with my students. This is my first year to serve middle schoolers and I am learning firsthand how difficult it is to encourage them to read. Recently, after SSR time, one of my students shared Fish In A Tree with me, and I could tell she was HOOKED! 🙂
    Thank you SOOOO much for this wonderful opportunity and I am praying we will be blessed to receive more books that will spark my 7th graders to WANT to read!

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  106. #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    @MrsShafer5

    I truly realized the full impact of teaching when two former students asked me to officiate their wedding this May. It is an absolute honor and just reminds me that the reach of a teacher goes far beyond the classroom.

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  107. I teach in a rural community where most of my kids are on free and reduced lunches. I have been fortunate to share the world with them through books since that is the only way many of them would be able to experience it, and this would be so helpful!!
    Julie.thomas@bisonpride.org
    @julie42905

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  108. THANK YOU to all the authors who have so generously donated their books to this giveaway. It is a joy to be able to hand a student a book that you KNOW they will enjoy. You make this possible every day. Thank you!

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    • Just realized I didn’t include my Twitter handle. I’ve shared the link (@readinthewoods120)

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  109. I had one student in particular last year who really had a strong voice as an author. She would talk about the characters she created as if they were living people. We had similar tastes in books and music, and I was able to develop a nice relationship with her. At the end of the year, we wrote realistic fiction stories, and when she turned hers in, it didn’t have an ending. But, she wrote me a postscript, saying that while she wasn’t able to finish the story in time to meet our class deadline, she wanted me to know what happened to her characters in the end. On the last day of school, I awarded her a certificate for creativity in her writing, saying that I was confident that we would be seeing her name on the shelves at Barnes and Noble in the future. I think this is what can happen when students have strong authors and stories as mentors: they are able to see themselves as authors too!
    Thank you for this giveaway, and for the opportunity to be able to continue to share strong stories for my students! I’ve shared this link on Twitter (@cmibarra5).

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  110. So many amazing books in this collection! Authors are so generous! (@muren1821)

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  111. Such an exciting giveaway! I love being able to match a student with just the right book. These all look like amazing windows and mirrors. The best is when they come back to the library telling me they stayed up all night reading because they couldn’t put it down. I am also sharing on Twitter @booklifebalance. Thanks!

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  112. These Books are Amazing!!! To be able to get these books into the students hands would be even more than fantastic! @opalsails

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  113. Wow! So many great titles! I love sharing books with kids! Authors are a librarians super hero!

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  114. In our classroom, it’s my hope that all students find books that reflect who they are, and also provide an opportunity to learn about those who are different in some way. This diverse book list includes books that I know would make a tremendous difference in allowing students to see that there are people out there who are both similar and different to themselves– so important in middle school, when life can get tough! After all, our bookshelves show the world who we value (credit to Pernille Ripp for the quote). Thank you for this opportunity! I’m sharing on Twitter @MrsRonayne

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  115. I am a science teacher and one of the favorite things I’ve done lately is offer credit for kids to read science-themed books and apply what they read to what we’ve learned in class. It makes me very happy, and my students are seeing great connections! I’ve shared your giveaway post on Twitter @MrsVerret

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  116. Not sure if I left my Twitter name so leaving another comment! @mccueday
    This is the greatest thing ever for teachers and building classroom libraries!!

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  117. So many wonderful authors and books- many of which I have read and even more to explore! Thanks for appreciating us- as a teacher librarian, I appreciate the work you all do!

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  118. You all are so generous! I was making a mental list of kids I’d give these books to as I scrolled! So many fantastic books and authors to share! So grateful to all of you for the stories and giveaway chances! Thank you!

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  119. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the authors who are giving these books to teachers. What a wonderful way to show appreciation. You must know how much teachers appreciate the terrific books that you produce. We know that putting one of your books into the hands of the right student at the right time can and has saved lives. Thank you for putting your hearts on the page for the world to read and benefit from. @CherylTeaches

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  120. This is my first year teaching RtI in an elementary school (K-6). I could use a lot of these books to begin my classroom library. I would pass on the rest to my friends who teach at the middle school and high school levels.

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    • My school district is encouraging teachers to include more diverse books in their libraries so that students have an opportunity to experience other cultures and backgrounds (as well as their own) in engaging and wonderful books. I am a fourth grade teacher and would LOVE to win this amazing collection! Wow! This book collection looks incredible!
      @K_LLeighton

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  121. These books would make a huge difference in my 7th grade classroom library! @middleschoolforever on Instagram, @wendiebird5 on Twitter, or weward@lsusd.net

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  122. This is an INCREDIBLE collection of books that would bring so much joy to my students & my teacher-heart, of course! Our Twitter is @4Dlovestoread

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  123. There are so many amazing titles on this list that would make great matches to students at our school. Shared on Twitter as @cciring18 and on FB as well. #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  124. As an elementary school librarian, I feel it is my call to make sure that the children at our school see themselves in the books we offer. My goal is to help kids find their “heart print” book. Sooooo many good ones in this giveaway!!! My handle is @cathhick on Twitter. #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  125. Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors…so many of my students have thanked me year after year because they have found a love of reading not because of me, but because of the books they are exposed to. Introducing a books as a window only to find out (sometimes heartbreaking) that it’s actually a mirror to a student. But it gives them hope. It gives them an outlet, it gives them something that says, “I can connect with that.” When a student can turn a window into a sliding glass door, it’s a good day.

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  126. What an amazing lineup of books! They would bring lots of joy to my students and teachers. Having just skyped with many authors for World Read Aloud Day, I can say that they are among the most awesome and generous people on earth. LOVE to all. My twitter handle is @LiBecky

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  127. WOWZA!! I am gobsmacked at this list and so grateful for the generosity of the #kidlit community. Thank you, Lynda, for organizing. People are always surprised when I tell them my middle schoolers are readers— kids will read if you give them what they want. Today I did Blind Date w/ a Book for Valentine’s Day and checked out 442 books! But even better is when they have a book they can keep for their very own. This giveaway is going to build readers and make so many kids really happy. Thank you. @Wozleigh. Will share on FB & Twitter.

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  128. Am amazing collection of books! Thank you so much for doing this!

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  129. I love that you do this every year. There are so many awesome books in your blog post. Between my K-5 school, my high school teen, and the little free library in front of my house, I can find homes for all books! Still pretty sure that getting more books in the hands of more readers is the way to build a kinder world. @jsquared2k3 on twitter and @ms.cebrian on instagram https://twitter.com/jsquared2k3/status/1228426401209966592

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  130. I always love the joy in this book giveaway! Thank you authors for inspiring us and our students. My school would be thrilled to receive these books!! @jillbless

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  131. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway every year! It is truly incredible, and there are so many great titles included (Pluto Gets the Call is my new favorite!). I love my job as a Library Media Specialist for many reasons, but my favorite thing is when a student tells me that the book they checked out is “my new favorite”.

    Retweeted @ObamaElemLMC

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  132. I enjoy giving my students books at various points in the year. For Valentines Day, I had an array of picture books out and had each child choose the book they wanted. It is amazing when I tell them they can keep it forever and ever how excited they get. I try to write a note inside but usually ask them if I they want me to sign it. The answer is always YES! I write in cursive and they love the “fancy” writing.
    @beekks1 #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  133. Oh wow! I am in complete awe! This collection of books is absolutely amazing. My students would tell you that I have a “book problem”. I love books & I enjoy sharing new books with them whenever I can. We have have two whole class read alouds a day. One is while they are eating snack. That is when I share a picture book. The other is at the end of the day when they are packing up, I read from a chapter book. Almost daily, I have students lined up, begging to be a guest reader during our end of the day read aloud. They so love to share in this experience.
    @mitchell_tramit

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  134. I gave a book to every student in my school today; it was amazing to hear ‘wow! I can keep it!’ One of the best was to instill that love of reading! & definitely one of my favorite days of the year!❤️📚❤️📚🤷‍♀️📚

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  135. What an incredible giveaway (as always)! So many incredible books to share with our students- my favorite thing to do!
    @schmidtkristas #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  136. You guys (authors and illustrators) are truly amazing! I am so excited after reading through the list of books, the great titles and beautiful cover art! I shared a book Written by a young man with autism today with my principal to help her, and hopefully other teachers gain some insight into some of our students daily struggles and their lives really. She was so excited about it and had me send her the title and author so she could not only read it, but share it with others. Talk about validation and feeling like what you’re passionate about is appreciated by others! Someone is going to be so excited to get this stack of books into their classroom! Thank you for giving us and our students books that are relevant and accessible.
    @MrsSJones326

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  137. What a wonderful stack of books! I love so many of these titles and am grateful for the opportunity to be entered! @SaraPomm

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  138. Love is all you need! And books…and chocolate…and coffee…

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  139. My students love books and today I was helping match kids with books for independent reading time and I was booktalking books to a small group of students and I overheard this side conversation:
    S1) I don’t like any of these books
    S2) Go ask Mrs Tanner for help
    S1) Naw, man.
    S2) I mean she got me reading this book about a mouse (Mrs Frisby) and she was right. It’s really good. Go ask her!
    Lol! Thanks for the opportunity to expand our collection!
    My twitter handle is @Tannertheteach

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  140. This contest is phenomenal. Thank you so much for getting books into the hands of children. I assure you that I would cry tears of joy if I won. Our students need reading resources and this package would be so appreciated.

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  141. I’m an elementary librarian, and my students would love these books! What a wonderful idea! It is so important to get books in kids’ hands!

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  142. “It’s much harder to read when you don’t have the code”, from Fish In A Tree. This quote inspires me daily to work hard to figure out how to unlock what my amazing 4th graders students need in order to read, and continue to read. If one book can change the life of a child, imagine what 100 books could do! Thank you for this opportunity. @ksnsln

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  143. Today a student handed me a valentine addressed to “The Liberyan.” I loved it! (Shared on Twitter, too under @hairbrarian.)

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  144. The idea of getting all of these books for my students is awesome! I have read and love so many of them. I would love the opportunity to read them all and share them with my students. Everyday they beg me to read a loud to them. The generosity of this contest is over whelming. Thank you for the chance to win them!

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  145. I’m so excited about this opportunity! My kiddos in the library think I’m friends with rock stars when I bring in autographed books for them. I have also started reading first chapters to introduce kids to books so they can decide if they want to check them out or not. If I win, I’ll proudly keep titles I don’t currently have in the collection and share some of the others with children who need books of their own!
    Twitter: @arp363
    Instagram: arp363

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  146. I’m a middle school librarian and last week I started a Free Book Friday drawing. I’m loving putting books in students’ hands that they can keep – I’m excited about the possibility of more variety and new books (as opposed to gently used). Thanks so much – I appreciate all of you and your work too!
    Twitter @cburke

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  147. A group of our toughest boys have started coming to see me every single morning to get the “mom hug.” They hold on tight, are slow to let go, and a few days ago, our absolute toughest kid told me he loved me in the middle of his hug. It makes me tear up to think about. Took three years, but I think they know I’m in their corner. And sometimes they even leave with books 😉
    @evlibrocks

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    • Wow! Thank you so much! These books are incredible!! My 5th graders love when we book talk and discuss new books! They cannot wait to get their hands on anything we talk about! Books teach our students love, kindness, compassion, sadness, perseverance and so much more about life! We need to teach all stories and these books would be an amazing addition to my classroom library!
      Twitter @MrsLiakonis
      #authorsloveteachers

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    • Thank you so much! Sharing on Twitter @Zaborneyt Teachers love Authors too!!

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  148. Thank you authors! My library loves authors. We celebrated Valentine’s Day by posting hearts with books with love on our windows. 💕
    Guthrie upper elementary school, Oklahoma
    Twitter: skfields12

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    • My twitter isn’t skfields12 (haha), it’s just skfields. I get confused because I use both on different social media accounts. Thank you!

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  149. Thank you for such a generous opportunity! I am a teacher/librarian for a small Catholic school, preschool through 8th grade. Our school population is diverse and I greatly appreciate any chance to expand our collection with representative books. My greatest challenge as a librarian is to find a book for every student, including those middle schoolers who tell me they hate reading. My greatest joy is when a student runs into the library to tell me they loved the book I suggested! @lauriedunlop #authorsloveteachers

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  150. This would be such a wonderful gift. My students would love these books…at least the ones I don’t keep for myself 😉

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  151. Winning all these titles would be a dream come true! This would be such a blessing to get even more kids to love to read. SO many generous authors. I am floored by Lynda’s generosity each year. Thank you for the chance!
    Twitter: @erinvarley

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    • These books would be loved by my students in my 5 school libraries. A wonderful giveaway! @LQ90

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  152. This is amazing!! I’m a school librarian, and I just finished my book fair. I had a second grader walk up to me and say, “Thank you for the book fair. I love books and this is my favorite.”

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  153. Wow! What an incredibly generous giveaway! I’m a 5th grade teacher at a Title I school. I love sharing new books with my students. #authorsloveteachers
    Twitter: hljustus

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  154. This giveaway is truly life-changing! Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! This is my 21st year teaching high school English, Spanish, and ESL in a Title 1 district in MI. Because we do not have a traditional school library with books and resources, I have made it my personal mission to make sure my students do not suffer academically, as a result. It is so important that all kids are given the opportunity to become readers, while learning about themselves in the process. By exposing my students to current, relevant, and diverse titles in a variety of genres, it is my hope that they are able to gain insight and knowledge of our world and begin to understand their significant roles in it. Books spark the imagination and support creativity, but most importantly, they let kids know they are not alone. They provide a safe place to make new friends, explore curiosities, adventure to new lands, and discover unlimited possibilities. These books would not just help me expand my classroom library. They would contribute to my students’ individual, ongoing journeys of self-discovery, advancement, and growth, while helping them develop a true love for reading.

    I also want to thank you for your kind words of appreciation and acknowledgement toward teachers. You warmed my heart and made me smile. Comments like yours keep teachers moving forward with positivity, enthusiasm, and passion. I have no doubt that every teacher here is deserving of this incredible giveaway. May your kindness and generosity carry on through them and on to their students. Thank you for all you do to help teachers everywhere. You are one in a million and appreciated more than you could ever know. 🙂

    I shared this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook (my profile page and 2 closed English teacher groups), Pinterest, Linked In, Google+ (teacher tech group), and I reblogged this post.

    My Twitter name is @tarafarah7.

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  155. One of the most important tasks we have as teachers is to find books for every child to love. Some are born as book lovers and can’t keep their noses out of a book. Others are a bit reluctant and those are the ones we need to focus on. If we can find books that they enjoy, we will have given them a gift that will last a lifetime. The books on this list can reach a wide range of learners. There’s something for everyone and my students would love them!! #authorsloveteachers

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  156. This is so wonderful! I love the diversity represented by these books! It is always great to have books that students can see themselves in or put themselves into the shoes of others. So many great books and so many that I haven’t had a chance to read! My fingers are crossed 🤞🏻

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  157. First year teacher building a classroom library! It has been awesome to see how students connect to books. Especially books that reflect their own circumstances or struggles.
    @NickRotenberry

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  158. Sharing the books I love is one of the best parts of my job. Sharing a chance to win so many fantastic titles is an awesome Valentine’s gift. Thanks so much for the chance!
    @quiberonq

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  159. This lineup is incredible! As a high school teacher at a title 1 school, it’s often difficult to get kids to read. Having a classroom library with an assortment of novels at all levels for all students helps ensure there is something for everybody. 😍 My goal is to spread the love of reading to all!! Sharing on Twitter! Thank you so very much!!

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  160. So many great titles I could add to our library! This is my first year as librarian and Twitter has given me so many ideas for the library! #libraryideas @musuzq

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  161. I am amazed by this list! There is nothing like the companion of the characters in books. My students feel all the feels. I like to keep my titles high interest and flying off the shelves. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  162. Today in my middle school library we had a blind date with a book display. Watching the kids rip into each book and then ooh and ahh more than made up for the sugar high candy antics for the rest of the day. Thank you for this opportunity to get books into the hands of readers! @amyarmlibrarian

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  163. So many books shown I have read and shared with my students. So many now on my to read list. Thank you authors for putting great literature on the shelves of libraries. #authorsloveteachers @LinderDawn

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  164. What a fantastic list, and what thrilling generosity from all the authors! My greatest joy is when a kid tells me they usually don’t like to read, but THIS book is a good book. The greater the variety of books available, the more kids will discover the reader in themselves! @WendyGassaway

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  165. Thanks so much for the kind words of appreciation. I love when I get to share new books with my fourth graders. What an amazing opportunity you are providing. Thank you for your wonderful books and for all you do!
    @MrsBKiddFCPS

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  166. This is an amazing give away, even if I don’t win! Thanks for thinking of us in the trenches 🙂
    My story is that today showed me just how important good classroom libraries are. Today is the Friday before our winter break and so many of my students asked to take books home because they needed to finish the good stories they started this week! #booksareamazing

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  167. I think it was at my first Nerd Camp where I realized how much authors and illustrators respected and appreciated teachers. It forever changed the way I bring books to my students.

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  168. As a teacher of 23 years, regardless of the pressures and political mess that education has become, I love what I do. I get to share books, stories, characters, thoughts, feelings, emotions, life with my kids every single day I spend my own money to ensure my students have a diverse and large, up-to-date classroom library to grow their literacy. I do this willingly. It brings me joy to see their joy and growth. When my kids move into high school and college and beyond I still get to be a part of their lives because they contact me, wherever they are, to share their latest accomplishments and reading journeys. I can only do this because of the amazing authors who give to us their time, their talent, their knowledge, their shared love of literature and life. Thank you, to all authors, for giving me the opportunity to share life with my students through your voices. It is because of you we all have found our voice. Not a day goes by that we, my students and I, aren’t reading. Oh the places we go together as we look in the mirrors and out the windows the books you write create for us.

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    • I accidentally posted before I added my twitter handle @nungielaura and #authorsloveteachers

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  169. As a still fairly new (5 years) teacher, I felt that my classroom library was severely lacking. I went to a fantastic training by @TheBougieTeacher and she taught us about the importance of community and it how it takes one to teach kids, but also to help you fill up your library with amazing books! 😁 She helped us create Amazon wish lists that we sent to our families and friends. In 1 week I received more than 30 new, diverse, engaging books! My students are voracious readers and were just as excited as I was! They absolutely love them, and are eager to read more!

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  170. Winning these books would be hitting the book love jackpot! So generous— but not at all surprising, coming from one of our very favorite authors, LMH. My sixth graders and I think you are someone who “gets it” — you know what touches our hearts and fuels our souls. Thank you for your brilliant work.

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  171. What an amazing list of books! As a librarian at a middle school, my favorite thing is to suggest books to students and have them come back and tell me how much they loved it!!!
    Twiitter @librarygirl52

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  172. Every day as a teacher librarian is pretty darn good, but my best days occur when a middle schooler comes in to tell me she/he loves the book I recommended. My favorite lately has been the 6th grader who was excited to tell me how much he loved Long Way Down. We talked about the ending and he confessed this was the first book he willing finished.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great selection of books!
    Twitter -@ncstackssurfer

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  173. @lisamcdreads

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! This would greatly benefit the school where I am the librarian!

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  174. As an elementary librarian, it is always most rewarding to find the perfect book to engage a student and develop their passion for reading. None has been as fulfilling as guiding a severe dyslexic to the audible version of Fish in a Tree for our fourth grade book club. This particular student was so passionate about this book and offered a much deeper insight of the book in our group discussion. It took the power of a book to show this child that he wasn’t “dumb”; but that his brain just works differently. He is now on the third Harry Potter and savoring every word. These powerful books really do change lives. Thank you for this opportunity.
    @snichol1

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  175. Our district has made national news in a very negative way surrounding diversity and equity. Adding these books into our library would begin to set the stage for the positive way we want our Learners to see diversity and equity. Thank you for doing this and sharing.

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  176. As an instructional coach, my goal is to help all teachers 4th-8th grade to foster a love of reading. Research shows the single best way to improve comprehension is to read more and to read for pleasure texts the students choose. You have created an absolute beautiful list of texts. I’d love to share these books with all of our students.

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  177. I am sitting here, near tears, because many of the books on this list have already touched my life and I’ve shared them with students. I’m near tears because my job as the school librarian is not secure next year (likely to be cut), based on declining student enrollment and funding formulas and a district that does not really commit to having certified librarians in our schools. If the position/I’m gone, who will champion the new releases? Who will champion the lesser known titles? Who will choose books that reflect our student population? Who will be in the right place at the right time to hand a book to a kiddo and say “this one is perfect for you”? Who will giggle along with Dog Man and Captain Underpants fans and assure them that they are reading *real* books?

    I’m overwhelmed at times at the love and support the author/illustrator community gives to school libraries. Twitter is a reader/librarian paradise in many ways. I love seeing giveaways like this one, and book birthday announcements, and book list shares, and creative tips, and book recs, and so on …. Thank you for making my job so ‘easy’ and incredibly fulfilling — the authors in this amazing list have created doors, windows, and mirrors for my students to see others and themselves and I am eternally grateful for that.

    Fish in a Tree was a Battle of the Books book for our 5/6 grades this year and my 5th grade team loved it. It spoke to them each in different ways, which is just one part of its brilliance. I thank you most sincerely for this giveaway opportunity and wish the best of luck to all who enter. And thank you for writing for kids (and adults ;o) ). They need your words.

    @juliereads

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  178. There are so many fantastic titles here! Reading aloud to my class is my favourite part of the day. I love how engaged my students are and the great conversations we have. @MrsTRichard

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  179. I love to read and I share that love with my students even though I am a math teacher. I have my students for a half hour period called Act after lunch where they can work on work or silent read to prepare for the last hours of the school day. I match my middle schoolers with books that fit the things they enjoy but currently I am ready a story to them that will reach all of them in its own way. It’s amazing how much middle schoolers also love to listen to a story being read.

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  180. One of my favorite things, as a sixth grade reading teacher, is conferencing with a student and discussing the books they’ve read. It only gets better when they let you recommend a book and they’re excited to read it because you said it was an awesome journey. Last week one of my students shared The Bridge Home was one of her favorite reads so far. We had completed it as part of the Global Read Aloud this past fall. I recommended Amal Unbound after she shared why she liked it. We talked about Amal and she was so excited when she saw the cover. She really wants to read more about India and life there. Again, one of my favorite things is the smile of someone who’s enjoyed a good book. @MrsSchwerman

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  181. Thank you authors because your words have helped me teach valuable lessons for the past 17 years. Most recently these books have helped me teach empathy, something that is necessary. I love teaching and I love reading. Sharing this joy with kids is of utmost importance. Having these wonderful books would be a joy to share with other teachers and my kiddos! @Vandiviergrade3

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  182. This book list is AMAZING!!! My Title I library would be in heaven!!

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  183. Wow!! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I teach at a high poverty school where most students speak English as a second language. I have taught my kids so many important lessons through books and would love to share these books with them.
    @MsAbuRishBTES

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  184. I’m currently in my 21st year of teaching and I am an advocate for reading and for providing students with choice and accessibility of books. My classroom is now wall to wall with bookshelves and at just about 3200 books that are always available to students, parents, and teachers. There is power in reading and providing others with that closeness and availability. Thank you for this opportunity to win these incredible books and for recognizing educators and librarians. I will definitely share the original twitter post. Thanks again.

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  185. What an amazing gift this would be for the students at my school. We have been working to build a culture of literacy and a community of readers. I’m sure this selection holds so many “just right” books for our blossoming readers. @ms_d_16

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  186. This is more than a book haul. This is an unbelievably amazing book library. Thank YOU for organizing this opportunity Lynda!
    @mrshookbooks

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  187. There are so many amazing books on this list, and many I can’t wait to read in my spare time (hah!). I take my role as Book Whisperer very seriously for my sixth graders. Thanks for the chance to win, and all your amazing books! teachersloveauthorstoo!!!

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  188. My partner teachers @jellyko and I have a Friday lunch book club for 4th and 5th graders where the kids read, talk about the books and do group projects. Three books in, we are up to half of the kids in those grades participating, and we are growing! #bosslibrarian @EdieSays

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    • Thank you so much for putting this together! Every week my students learn about a different author. They love to hear about the author and about their books. @LakerLibrarian

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  189. It’s really a great time to be a teacher. I’m so grateful to these authors who have written for my students, who mentor the authors that will write the books for my granddaughter, and for the future being shaped by the words in these books. #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  190. How awesome is this? Thank you! The list of authors, though! @PamelaMillonzi

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  191. When I was in the 4th grade, it was as if a light had been turned on inside and reading books for pure enjoyment began. I have taken this joy and have turned it into a passion for books. Every year I teach, I hope that my love of reading is shared with my students and that they too find this same love that I have. This giveaway is an amazing collection reaching almost every t ih me of student I have ever taught. I would love to win this giveaway and pass on the joy these books bring to my students. This is an incredible collection. Thank you. @wallburner

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  192. I started using BookSourceClassroom this year. My favorite part of the school day is when students are checking out or returning books. I love the excitement when they find a good book. The best is listening and recording their book reviews into the system. You know when a student has enjoyed the book because they summarize nearly everything that happened. I just sit there laughing to myself. LOL

    One of the best book reviews was for the graphic novel All Action Classic #4: The Wizard of Oz. The student who read it is ESL and she had no idea it’s one of THE BEST movies in US history. I found the dvd and will be taking it into school for her, so she can watch a bit of cinematic history and do a book/movie comparison. I think she will LOVE it!

    Thank you for having a giveaway for teachers. It’s nice to know we are appreciated and valued!

    @4theESLcoach

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  193. There is nothing better as a librarian than having students come back after you’ve helped them with finding a book and telling you they loved it! They need choices and I’m ever grateful to authors for creating the stories we love to read. @charlottepolk71

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  194. Spending a lot of time talking about how books can be mirrors, windows and doors in my classroom this year. So many of these books would be GREAT to go along with our conversations!

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  195. This giveaway….the list if books made me weepy….what good people….if I win or not, keeping the list to add more times to my class library 🤗. Shared on Twitter and FB as Cheryl Renee 🤗

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  196. I just presented at the one community conference about using diverse books to normalize differences. Some of the books on my list are here, and I found some I’d like to add to my list.

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  197. I absolutely love connecting students to books and watch them devour a good book. It’s all about finding a book that a student likes to create lifelong readers. My second favorite thing is when a student finishes a book and WANTS another good book! ❤️

    Email: tbreeden@augusta.k12.va.us
    Twitter: tbreedengrade6

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  198. I am passionate about helping kids to love reading. There is nothing better than a pile of great books by your side. @runningteachmom

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  199. What awesome books! Thank you to you all for sharing your books. It’s a pleasure to read and share with children as well as teachers.
    As a former struggling reader, I related to Fish In A Tree. I share the book with teachers all the time I order for them to gain a better understanding of their students. It’s why I love being a reading interventionist now.
    I share many books on Instagram @booksavors as well as on my Twitter feed @MHGBooks. Looking forward to sharing this!

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  200. WOW!!!! This is such an AMAZING giveaway. The winning teacher(s) and their students will definitely be feeling the LOVE!!! Thank you for the chance to win such an AWESOME giveaway!!!

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  201. Twitter: @graham1031
    Email: graham1031@gmail
    Rahamaje@dhsd7.net
    This is an amazing list of books that I dream of some day getting into my library !

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  202. So many AMAZING titles!

    I just started reading Fish in a Tree, and am excited to get a copy for my students. It would also make an outstanding read aloud so it could help those kids who have issues similar to Ally, or who feel like a fish trying to climb a tree every time they come to school.

    Definitely going to tweet about this wonderful opportunity to get great books into the hands of kids!

    @DrTLovesBooks

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  203. Wow! What an amazing list of books! The winner of this giveaway will most certainly win the book lottery! I’m a secondary instructional coach and have been working for teacher and administrators the past two years to bring a love of reading back to our students again. It’s amazing the progress we’ve seen just by building diverse classroom libraries, being reading role models, and giving dedicated time for reading during the school day. Winning this amazing prize would allow me to hit of spreading book love over 14 different classrooms, as I would share the books with my teachers. Good luck to all those who enter!

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    • I forgot to mention in my post that I also shared on Facebook and Twitter! My twitter handle is @litcoachjackiew@gmail.com

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  204. Thank you all so much for this amazing opportunity for teachers. I am a fourth grade teacher, and I just love finding the perfect book for each of my students. Their excitement on their faces when they finish a book that they have been working on for days/weeks is one of the most rewarding things about teaching. I would love to add these amazing titles to my classroom library. @MrsWall_Lorr4

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  205. I can’t believe the quantity, quality, and diversity of the books offered. So many thoughtful discussions will be sparked in rural districts like mine. Good luck to all!

    @MrsSpenceReads

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  206. @jbaldwin_books I am SO thankful for the MANY authors (and illustrators) that make my job as a public K-12 school librarian the BEST job in the world! #AuthorsAreRockstars

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  207. This is an incredible giveaway! Having attended #nErDcampLI and the Scholastic Reading Summit I can say that meeting such generous authors has felt even better than meeting my favorite rockstars! Thank you for all you do to get our students to love reading!
    #AuthorsAreRockstars @jane1343

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  208. @mrsgrayteaches

    Thank you for the opportunity. The gift of books is priceless ❤️

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    • @elizmacklin
      Thankful for all these books and the hundreds more that have changed the lives of students everywhere. There is no feeling like crying over a character’s struggles together, or the moment when students clap and yell in excitement during an epic moment. Thank you, incredible authors!!!

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  209. So generous. There are so many great books here- sure to inspire so many children! #Authors Are the Best!

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  210. I love everything about this post! Reading is very important to me and I try to foster that in my 7th grade ELA & SS classroom by sharing various novels of all types. We read every day and share book talks via Flipgrid so others can see what we’re reading. Our librarian is a great resource for finding new books too! #WeLoveLibrarians #WeLoveAuthors @mfpeanut

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  211. This is an awesome giveaway! As a teacher is a high pottery elementary school, I am constantly trying to add diverse books to my 4th grade classroom library. I am also the @proectlitjemoss chapter leader. Books should be mirrors so my students see themselves (diverse) but also books should be windows to let them see other cultures in the world. Cynthia.Tarkington@mnps.org

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  212. 5th graders STILL ❤️💕the magic of being read to! Combining picture book read aloud with chapter book excerpts has been a powerful way for me to try to reignite their passion for reading.
    Thanks for the chance!
    @PamerMelissa

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  213. It is my absolutely joy helping my students fall in love with reading! Shouting at the Rain was our first read aloud this year and my students were hooked!!! Thank you for helping teachers grow their libraries! 📚♥️#weloveauthors @lotsoflitlove

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  214. I am in love with reading and sharing the love of books with my students! When I see them pick up a new book and later hear them book talk, I am beyond pleased! I hope to encourage my students to be lifelong readers and learners! @ignitingwriters #weloveauthors

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  215. The right book at the right time can alter a child’s trajectory for the positive.

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  216. I teach third grade in Olathe, KS. When I moved from kindergarten to third grade I researched what made third grade unique. I found out that third grade is a pivotal point in the reading lives of kids. I make it my goal to not only teach content, but to also create readers. Kids who read really do better academically in the long run. – These books would really help me as I reach towards this goal! @janellestigall

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  217. Thank you for this outpouring of love! It’s been a long, tough week.

    Lately I’ve been bringing whatever I’m reading, whether adult, YA, or MG, to school to show my students! They LOVE it. They always ask for a summary or how I’m liking it. They always want to hold it and flip through it to see how many pages it is. And there’s always those kids that are shocked that I CHOOSE to read in my spare time. I don’t know why I didn’t start doing this sooner!

    (My Twitter handle is jshakelms)

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  218. What a wonderful opportunity to grow my library! I have recently returned to teaching (5th grade) after teaching 1st grade for many years and staying home to raise my kids! I teach ELA only and my kids can’t wait for any new book orders to arrive to see the new books they can dive into! Having relevant and engaging books have made all the difference in getting even my most reluctant readers to love reading! @KrissyCarlson8 is my twitter handle! Thank you!

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  219. I am currently teaching a unit on literary classics and some of my most reluctant readers have finally gotten the spark to love reading. They can’t the books down and are sharing their love of books with each other. I LOVE seeing their love for reading! Would love to have more books to share with them.

    Casey
    @mrseastclass

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  220. Recently, I learned that Benton Middle School needed a librarian, not just one, but two librarians. During the interview, I was able to convince the admin to bring me on staff, my commitment to them was to get both libraries (5/6, 7/8) ready to open in Fall 2020. After being there a grand total of 1 1/2 days, a storm reeked damage to several classrooms, and the existing Library. Loads of volunteers showed up the morning after the storm and moved books and resources to the building across the parking lot to the non-existent Library. In. The. Dark. There was no power, flooding, rain, it was quite the task to save as much as possible. The community pulled together and they hadn’t even met me yet…it was beautiful. That following Monday, school was canceled in order to find places for the displaced teachers who had lost every single thing in their classrooms, give educators a chance to take a breath, help fellow educators, and get those students back in school on Tuesday. The Libraries remain almost lifeless because of the movement of the books, the lack of books on the damaged campus, and the reorganizing of the current campus, but excitement lingers on the sidelines of what is to be…TWO new Libraries waiting to re-Open! We are working hard to make this a grand event. These special books would be thrilling to display!! Whoever wins this contest, we celebrate with you!! #BentonStrong #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    #gratefulinLA
    kim.howell@bossierschools.org
    @loviehowell21

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  221. Oh my! I cannot believe all these wonderful books! I teach at a Title 1 elementary school and so many of these books would be a mirror into their soul. It would help them see they are not alone. These books could easily change the outcome of how they view themselves and their lives.

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  222. This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you to all the authors and illustrators who are showing teacher and educator appreciation. I am a first year library media specialist, and it is the most rewarding job ever!

    @brihansbooks

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  223. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity! ❤️📚
    @pbas5

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  224. #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    @MsDGregg

    Oh my! I cannot believe all these wonderful books! I teach at a Title 1 elementary school and so many of these books would be a mirror into their soul. It would help them see they are not alone. These books could easily change the outcome of how they view themselves and their lives.
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  225. This year my 7th grade ELA students reading lives have completely changed due to the exposure of diverse books and me adding 10 minutes of independent reading everyday to my classes. I’m always trying add more books to our classroom library to continue giving my kids ready access to books at all times. Winning this giveaway would mean the world to me and my students! My Twitter handle is @Melanie4Kids.

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  226. Thank you so much for doing this!Giving kids access to the books they need/ ones that will make them love reading as much as we all do is literally my favorite thing in the world! The list of books in this giveaway has a book for every single kid to love, and it would make my whole year to win these for them. ❤️❤️❤️ @MsBlyeREADS

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  227. This is an amazing list of books! Thank you so much for providing this giveaway. I am a middle school librarian and this books would make our students and teachers very happy. As part of our English curriculum, students read, independently, at the beginning of every class. Our circulation has greatly increased but our budget has not. These books would be added to our school’s library and to the libraries of classroom teachers. Many students come to the library and browse our display of new books first.
    Twitter- @Mrs_Musket

    #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  228. @riverfieldllc (Twitter)
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    This is truly the golden age of MG literature.What a list! As a school librarian, I work hard to build a diverse collection that encompasses the interests and needs of my students. Thank you for doing this Lynda— and thank you to all of the authors who donated their work. It’s a truly incredible gift.

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  229. Wow! Such a wonderful selection of books!
    I’m an instructional coach and would love to give away all these books to the great teachers with whom I work! ❤️ They would be ecstatic! Thanks for this opportunity.
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    @LindaBCoach

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  230. Reading is a wonderful way for students to explore new worlds and learn about the diversity around them. Everyone has a story to tell! Reading is a valuable skill and motivating students to read is my purpose everyday! Thank you for this opportunity to be able to share these stories with students !

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  231. So many great titles here! 💙 that this collection is available so I/we can all find the title that fits each of us.

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      What an amazing bunch of books!! When I purchase a new book for my classroom, students put their names in a drawing to be first to check it out. I love that they love to read!!

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  232. As a librarian my life is devoted to get books into the hands of children to help ignite the spark and love for reading. There is nothing better to me than to finally see that reluctant reader develop a passion for books. Without all of you amazing authors out there creating so many beautiful works of art, I couldn’t do my job and help all of my students find their passion for reading! Every title listed in this giveaway is amazing! Thank you for showing your appreciation for us when in reality, it’s you that should be thanked!

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  233. Oops, I forgot to add that I shared on Twitter @Librarydemaio15

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  234. Books, Books and more Books! It makes my students so happy when I am able to add one or two new books to the classroom library. I cannot even imagine the joy in their faces if I were able to add all of these books! I love the joy of watching a student hold a book that they just can’t put down… warms my heart, it is why I teach!

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  235. Books, Books and more Books! It makes my students so happy when I am able to add one or two new books to the classroom library. I cannot even imagine the joy in their faces if I were able to add all of these books! I love the joy of watching a student hold a book that they just can’t put down… warms my heart, it is why I teach!

    Twitter: amyfitz74

    Will be posting on Facebook and Twitter

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  236. Every book in this list would be ready by either my first grade students or our 5th grade buddies. We are always sharing with each other. Thank you for caring about teachers! I can’t imagine teaching without incredible authors. I shared on Twitter. @melh5566_hunt

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  237. Would ❤️ The opportunity to offer these titles to my kiddos. Amazing!! I am the librarian at a small elementary school in central MA. Am so looking forward to reading Lauren Wolk’s Echo Mountain. I met her and had lunch with her at an Author Institute at WSU a couple years ago. Such an incredible experience that I have since met quite a few other authors at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, including Lynda, Katherine Applegate, Rob Buyea and more. My 4th/5th graders skyped with Tamara Bundy in the fall. They loved both of her books. Highly recommend them as a read aloud – a lot of great discussions. Thanks for the opportunity to offer these wonderful titles to my students.

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  238. Every school year I make a goal to make sure each and every one of my students develops a love of reading. I teach them that books should be mirrors and windows. Mirrors so they can see themselves in a story and windows so they can learn about others. I encourage them to read a number of diverse books. I love giving them all the representation too! It begins with me reading a book a day and having First Chapter Friday to get them pumped about reading! @_vanes_f

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  239. Love that you are doing this. Every child should have teachers with classroom libraries. Inspiration comes from words on pages.
    Twitter @sharon_emmi

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  240. Love that this list includes picture books as well! Using picture books in the middle grade classrooms is highly engaging!

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  241. This is such an incredible gift to give teachers. My students and I would be over the moon and I would love to share these books with my colleagues as well!
    Wether I’m reading to my class or their reading individually, I always make it a point to talk to my students about what they are reading and am always making suggestions of what to read. Growing up, reading was a challenge for me. I never thought reading was enjoyable. Now as a teacher, I make it my goal to inspire reading in my students and help them discover those stories that can take them to different places. My favorite thing is when I catch a student laughing or gasping while they are reading.

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  242. I love reading Fish in a Tree as a read aloud to my class. Thank you for this chance. My teacher twitter is @mswteaches

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  243. So many wonderful books, never enough budget for the library media centers! Picking and choosing is so difficult, but these authors are generous and so supportive. Thank you for the chance to win the jackpot. ❤️
    #mediapck

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  244. This work, as a librarian and teacher, is a privilege. I learn far more from my students than they could ever learn from me. And when a reader clings to a book or jumps up and down and screams over a book, that is the best thing ever. This giveaway is amazing! Thank you to all of the authors involved! @librarytce

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  245. I have been a teacher for twenty years and now I am a librarian. There is nothing more important than getting kids excited about reading. I recently moved from elementary to middle school. I have found that books are the key to building relationships with these kids. They love to y’all about books they relate to. Many of the books on this list are the ones my kids want to talk about. Authors are saving my students. Without the books, we might not have the important conversations that help them grow. Thank you!

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  246. This is an amazing giveaway and I would be honored to receive any of these books. I have started an at-home book club with my fifth graders. We read a common book at home and then meet up after school to discuss the book! It has really increased engagement! I would love to have these books as options for future book club choices! @MrsHinthe217

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  247. This is amazing! What an incredible selection of books! I believe books are avenues for helping our students (and all of us) deal with all of life’s issues. Books allow us to connect with characters and learn different ways for handling things that come our way.
    @tpueschel

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  248. Why do Media Specialists love authors? Because they understand the importance of getting books into the hands of children! Looking at the covers of titles in this give away…the breadth of books is amazing. Debut novels Iike Planet Earth Is Blue, and older favorites like Fish in a Tree, are books to be enjoyed many times over. Thank you for helping us make our job easier! @CrazyBookLadies

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  249. At my 100% free/ reduced lunch, 100% Title I school, I am the librarian. I try to select books that are windows and mirrors for my students. I want them to see themselves but also to see the world in the books they read. This is an amazing list of books you are giving away. @MThompson22

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  250. My one goal as an educator is to lead students toward books they’ll fall in love with. Now that we teach using the workshop model, my students have SO much time each day to read. I am constantly adding to my shelves to keep up with the demands of my readers. Knowing that they are free to choose what they read unlocks so much potential. They feel excited to explore and grow as readers while taking ownership of their learning. It’s the best!

    @smashley_kate13

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  251. My goal this year is to have more books that are inclusive of everyone. I want them to see themselves in the books they read and grow more respectful of others through their reading. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!
    @MissBeggerly

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  252. This is so generous! As a junior high teacher, my students read a wide range from upper el/middle grade up through YA. Plus I’ve become the go to person for staff looking for books recs for all the kids in their lives.
    Twitter: @ksluiter

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  253. Thanks for this opportunity! My school district serves children from more than 60 countries and children in my classes are often united by the characters and stories we read. I regularly attend weekend library sales to purchase quality books for my students, and they come running in on Monday mornings to see what I got.
    Two weeks ago I read One for the Murphys and told them that I cried (full-on tears). I then bought eight copies and they’ve been on constant rotation since. Eighth grade boys are sharing the parts of the story where they cried – no embarrassment, just connecting with the story and realize they can let their guard down, too. It’s a beautiful experience to witness young people falling in love with reading. Many of my former students (inc. ex reluctant readers) send book recommendations from high school!

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  254. I work in an inner city middle school by the border. Many of my students cross over from Mexico on a daily basis because they live there. It is cheaper. Most of my students are bilingual, English/Spanish. So, I always try to provide my books in two languages. Throughout the year I collect new books to give away to my students during parent/teacher conferences. I sit outside of the library with my table of books and giveaway as many as I can. This year, some high schoolers came by and asked if they could have one. Even though they were no longer my students, who am I to deny a reader. They each took 3! @Guillen_library

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  255. Wow, what an amazing giveaway to show appreciation for teachers! I am so proud to be a teacher librarian, and I work hard every day to ensure that books get into kids’ hands!

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  256. Thank you so much for this giveaway. I feel lucky because I get to work with children every day as a speech therapist. Books are a huge part of my job and I use them a lot. Kids will always pay attention to a good book and I like sharing that with them. It is always thrilling to hear about their personal connections to the stories. I shared the contest on Facebook and Twitter. My twitter handle is @MaggieMaggry. Good luck to all who entered and thank you again! This contest rocks!

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  257. As a teacher in a rural school, this would be such an amazing win! Thanks for the chance!

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  258. The War That Saved Me is a fantastic book. I took a course about civilian evacuation when I was studying in England. Twitter: @LibraryLadyLV

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  259. Everyone reads in C12. Everyone writes in C12. That’s my teaching motto. To become better readers, we write. To become better writers, we read. Once a person can be both, the world becomes a land of opportunities.

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  260. Wow! What an amazing collection of books! My fourth graders would love to read these titles. We are currently reading “Fish In A Tree” and they are really connecting with Ally! Thank you for writing amazing books my students can connect with and for offering such a variety of texts!

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  261. What an amazing collection of books! I am an elementary teacher turned into a certified school librarian. I am in the process of “beefing up” our collection of diverse books…as well as books to support our SEL curriculum. These books would be a fantastic addition to our collection. I want all kids to be able to see themselves in our library, and I want them to learn about others. One of my favorite stories related to this is when I put a copy of a book with 2 moms in the hands of one of our students with 2 moms. She beamed, and then said, “Now I don’t feel like the only one!” #teachersloveauthorstoo
    Thank you for this opportunity to put this great collection of books into our kids’ hands! I will share on Twitter and Facebook. My Twitter handle is @khickslms

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  262. Wow!! There are so many amazing books featured in this contest. I would love to have them for my 4/5 classroom. I spend a lot of money trying to keep a good variety of books in my classroom. I’m always wanting to provide reading material for students and fellow teachers. This would me an amazing addition for my classroom.
    Twitter – @BobbiJS77
    Insta – @4_the_love_of_teaching

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  263. Books have always been an important part of my life and I’ve worked for 23 years in education to try to help instill this is my students too.
    Seeing my 5th graders find the “right” book and seeing them learn to love reading is an amazing thing!

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  264. What an amazing giveaway! Definitely sharing to all my fellow teachers.

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  265. This is such an amazing selection of books. I teach 3rd grade in an inner city school in Virginia. My biggest challenge this year has been keeping up with my enthusiastic readers. They absolutely love to read. I catch them reading during math, content and even indoor recess, when they have the option to go on chrome books. Because of their enthusiasm for books, I want to provide them with books that challenge them to look beyond the words on the pages and actually apply what they are reading to their own lives, find connections and make connections. This generous donation would be a dream come true.

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  266. What an amazing group of books and what an amazing giveaway! Thank You for this opportunity. I would love to share these stories with my students and with my colleagues. Shared on Twitter @okieaunniecs

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  267. There’s nothing I love more than sharing my love for books and reading with my K-6 students. Being so passionate about what I do has caused a huge increase in the book circulation in my library and I absolutely love it! I also love to research new literature coming out and find books my students will enjoy and relate to.

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  268. Trying to pick my jaw up off the floor as I type this as I cannot believe what an incredible prize this is – I wish all of the teachers and librarians luck! I would love to be able to add these books to our school library collection or give to teachers for their classroom libraries. Getting books into the hands of readers is my greatest passion – and these books are all amazing! Thank you for this opportunity!
    @HeatherBrownVA (Insta and Twitter)

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  269. @kamurf4444

    You’ve compiled quite the wish list of books for teachers! I do first chapter Friday for 4th and 5th grade classes and I know the kids would be clamoring for the chance to read these!

    Thank you to all these amazing authors and to Lynda for organizing this opportunity.

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  270. What an incredible collection of books!! I teach 3rd grade and LOVE finding the perfect next book for my students to read. It would be truly amazing to present these books to my class and watch them fall in love with these incredible characters! Thank you, authors!!
    Twitter: @MissBarryTCE

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  271. ::BookShivers:: The good kind :). This list is exceptional in terms of creating a library in my classroom – and honestly – sharing out with the school community in our library. Newton’s Little Lending Library could totally use these. My story comes from Valentine’s Day. I gave every student a book. Hoping to encourage some reading over February Break. Every student shared gratitude and joy and genuine excitement about going home and reading. My entire heart melted. I arrived home late Friday afternoon and opened my Valentine Robot…and found two hand made cards. I just…I cried. I mean, I’m a crier…to be sure, but I made a big song and dance earlier this week about the thoughtfulness of some costs nothing. Just a piece of paper. And some super kind words. And my two cards – were full of them. I’m spending my break trying to pay the love forward to everyone we meet. #AuthorsLoveTeachers #JoyinLearning

    Shared on Twitter: @ms_witherell

    Facebook: @J Lynne Dubs

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  272. First, thank you for the love! The best thing about love is that it’s a positive multiplier…you can’t go wrong with showing someone love. As a library, we see first hand the life-affirming even sometimes life-saving power of quality kid-lit. We thrive because of you authors. @librarymiddle who is sharing on our twitter feed.

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  273. #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    I absolutely love seeing anyone with a book in their hands. Anytime my math students finish early, I love to send them to the class library to pick a book and get some reading time. Many of my students only get their hands on a book when in my class or at school so I love to have many options. Thank you for the opportunity to add some great books to my class and campus library!

    Shared on Twitter @sbaumgardner16

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  274. WOW I am so overwhelmed by this giveaway! I have scrolled this list so many times. my kids would be so excited! Thank you for even the chance!

    @cat_books_

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  275. Wow. There are SO many amazing books in this collection. Many of which are from authors my students and I LOVE!!!

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  276. I work in a Title 1 school in Hamilton County Tennessee. I was the Secretary at this school for 13 years. I left for 2 years when my dad got sick and eventually died. A position as a reading interventionist came open in December and I jumped at the opportunity to go back to a school that I loved! I love working directly with the students and pouring into them. I have loved reading since I was a child. I appreciate the chance to develop a new generation of readers.

    Our district gives shout outs about books every week and “Shouting at the Rain” was the selected book a few weeks ago. I went on Amazon and purchased it right away. I just finished on Friday! I can’t wait to share it with the kids! I was even more excited to learn of the anagrams in book. Thank you for this opportunity to add more wonderful and diverse books to our library!!@bethechange55

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  277. #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    @mich_lee11

    My students are growing as readers. They love to read and I want to continue fostering their love books and reading!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  278. Wow-what an amazing and generous giveaway from so many great authors! I would love to have these books in my school library!
    @rlorbert
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  279. Many of these books are my favorites already! I share my copies and our library copies with as many students as I can! To be honest, I’m not even sure where some of my books are, but I’m sure they’re being loved and that’s what matters most to this librarian! Thank you for the tremendous list; I’m adding lots to my next order!

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  280. So many amazing books! This would be a god-send to my k-8 school library. Something for everyone!tha is for the opportunity!

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  281. What an amazing stash of books! I will share with others if I win! @mlhoofer

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  282. A truly incredible giveaway! My students are slowly and surely becoming more and more engaged in reading and finding books that they wish to read, and I would LOVE to be able to add these titles to my class library!!

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  283. So many titles in this giveaways! I see many that have the power to reach my students and give them a sense of belonging! Thank you for this opportunity.
    @dflores1189

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  284. I love creating readers! Every year, my goal has been to help every one of my students to find a book they love. I am so blesses to teach upper middle school because those are usually the books I enjoy too!
    @MickeyBurkeen

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  285. Wow!! What an incredibly generous giveaway. Thank you, thank you for supporting educators and their students. Here’s hoping that these novels make it into the hands of my students. 🙂 🙂

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  286. This is amazing. I know some students that would go crazy over these books! I will be posting on my twitter as well at @lanedmoore83

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  287. Watching our students open and read a new book is a glorious sight! Their smiles, laughter, engagement, and curiosity is sparked by the pure joy of reading! This collection of books would be a wonderful treasure for any library! Thank you for your generosity!

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    • Such a fantastic collection of books for all readers! I teach resource room ELA and deeply love sharing books with students who need to find the book that will speak to them. This is an amazing list!

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  288. What an amazing list and wonderful opportunity for the lucky students whose teacher/librarian wins! Unboxing new books is something my students love! Word gets out that there are new books in the library, and suddenly I have a bunch of willing helpers! They can’t wait to get their hands on them, to be the first to see what’s inside, to be on the waiting list before anyone else even knows we have it. Books spark joy, bring understanding, build empathy, and change lives. Thank you for sharing ths book love! @estheruribe

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  289. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!! I love sharing the joy of reading with my students and this diverse selection of books would help me do that!

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  290. There are no words to express the gratitude I have for amazing authors who generously support educators like me. Thank you for making this happen. Kids win when they have these stories in their life. @KirchnerJulie

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  291. What an amazing giveaway! I felt like I would never stop scrolling. Some of these books are so popular in my classroom that I’ve already replaced them multiple times, or kids create their own “waiting lists” for them. I love the broad range of levels, texts, topics, and genres. Thanks to all of the generous authors!!
    Shared on twitter and FB; twitter handle: @lauram2005

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  292. This is so wonderful! Thanks you for ask the support you give to teachers!

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  293. Thank you to all of the authors for making this incredible giveaway possible. One lucky educator and many students will definitely feel like lottery winners. I feel so fortunate to call myself a teacher.
    @JenMerrifield

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  294. Literacy, or the lack of literacy, has been a hot topic recently. Everyone has thoughts, theories, and products, some backed by research, some not. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, in particular how I became a reader. I wasn’t surrounded by books at home, but my mom took me to the library where I was free to explore. Of course, there were many other factors, but it was the freedom to choose and the absence of parameters that allowed me to love books. I wish the educational researchers and policy makers of today would just take a moment to reflect on how they became readers. Maybe just giving kids time and access to lots and lots of text might just put a big ol’ dent in this literacy problem.
    Twitter @DianeDPust

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  295. This is an amazing list of all my students’ favorite and soon-to-be favorite writers! Thank you for looking out for the teachers of the world!

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  296. Reading is the greatest gift we can give to our students and the young people we have the opportunity to reach and impact! I would LOVE to start these amazing books on their journeys! We started a Little Free Library at our school, and we need excellent NEW books to share. Access to books for all is my number one goal for this school year. I’ve shared this amazing giveaway on Twitter: @MrsAColwell

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  297. This is the most amazing book giveaway ever. I know I would love to add every one of these to my collection. What a list! Thank you, authors, for taking part and adding a book to this collection. We appreciate it! I know my 6th graders would be ecstatic to see these added to our library for check-out. Thank you so much for always thinking of us teachers. @justgreene

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  298. Last year I had a class of enthusiastic readers. It was easy to get them excited! This year I am working hard to get books in the hands of every student who will then ASK if we can do more independent reading. So far, so good, but this TREASURE CHEST of books would really help! And to be FROM the authors?! Man…

    @ng1ust0

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  299. My favorite part of the day has always been our read aloud. To see my students engaged and wanting more of whatever we’re reading is balm for this teacher’s soul. A rich, relevant library is crucial yet hard to come by and maintain. Thank you for putting this amazing giveaway together for teachers and kids!

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  300. What an amazing opportunity to get books in the hands of students! Whether I win this, or for whoever wins it, I’m just excited for students to have the chance to read so many phenomenal books! Thank you so much!

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    • Thank you for ALL that you do for teachers and students! What an incredibly generous gift that will bring many readers such wonderful adventures and hope!
      Twitter: @steflom74

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  301. #Authorsloveteachers
    @rachcoro

    Every book I read with my students offers a new conversation, new perspective, and opportunity to grow as a person. That’s why I read to my students something new every single day!

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  302. One of my favorite things to do as a librarian, besides oral reading daily, is turn my students into book addicts! I collaborated with a 3rd grade teacher – her students read Frindle. I talked to the teacher about writing pen pal letters when they finished reading the story. Sure enough, about 3 weeks later I had letters and drawings about the book – currently on display outside my library. I wrote back to each student and am awaiting their letters. Happily, this is going to be “a thing”.

    #Authorsloveteachers
    @RosaGLibrary

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  303. #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    @flowerlibrarian
    @Charles_Library
    http://www.ChargersRead.weebly.com

    We lose kids in middle school. My goal is always to bring the joy of reading back to middle school students. I created an environment in my library that welcomes reading. I have monthly contests & giveaways for reading. I also read aloud to my students. Kids love being read to and just because they are in middle school, doesn’t mean they don’t want to be read to anymore. My kids love being read to. It’s also important to model reading…have students SEE you read, not just talk about reading. We always focus on elementary kids reading…which of course we should!…but we can’t stop when they leave to middle school and high school. Reading is a LIFELONG skill…not just elementary.

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  304. Teachers and students love authors, too. As a middle school librarian, I love that students are as excited as I am about new book releases!
    What a fantastic giveaway — we would love to share these books in our school!
    @msbessinreads

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  305. For Valentine’s Day, one of my students created gifted me a (used) book that she filled with a scavenger hunt leaving little messages for me and telling me what page I would find the next message! This 3rd grade English Langugage Learner has inspired me to create my own scavenger hunts! These books would be a great starting place! Thank you for offering it! @MrsCHoward

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  306. What an amazing gift! My students are always sooo excited when new books come in! The best part is when a connection is made with another book we already have, or even better, there is a personal connection to a book. Nothing excites me more than when a student grabs another and says, “You’ve got to read this book!” Thank you for acknowledging teachers and librarians.

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  307. This is an amazing book give